July 16, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Study finds Keystone XL will raise gas prices

One of the most common arguments for exploiting the Canadian tar sands and building the Keystone XL pipeline is that it will reduce fuel costs. Challenging this view is a new report that finds the project will increase the price of gas in the Midwest. Continue reading

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April 5, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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New emissions standards would fuel shift from coal to natural gas

Tougher EPA air-quality standards could spur an increased shift away from coal and toward natural gas for electricity generation, according to a new study. Complying with stricter regulations on sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxide and me… Continue reading

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April 4, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Americans have been driving less since 2005

This multi-year trend cannot be explained away by only gas prices or the recession, though those have certainly played a role. Continue reading

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June 13, 2012
by Max Baumhefner
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Electricity Still a Buck-a-Gallon For Life

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco
When you buy a car, you make a long-term commitment to purchasing the fuel required to make it go.  Which would you rather choose: electricity, a reliably cheap, domestic fue… Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by Peter Lehner
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Finger-Pointing Continues on Gas Prices

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, New York City
Big Oil’s supporters in Congress have yet to come up with a credible plan to help get America out of the gas price crunch. Their latest effort, the Gasoline Regulations Act, is no excep… Continue reading

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April 3, 2012
by Amanda Eaken
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Will Southern California make transportation history tomorrow?

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
[UPDATED 4/4/12 4:28pm PT] This afternoon the Southern California Association of Governments unanimously adopted a $524 billion transit plan designed to heavily … Continue reading

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March 1, 2012
by NRDC News
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NRDC in the News 3/1: Sustainable capitalism, addiction to oil, wolf conservation and more…

NRDC News, NRDC News Team, NRDC Offices Worldwide
The Huffington Post published a piece co-authored by Peter Malik about sustainable capitalism and how the business community needs to join an ongoing dialogue to make the global eco… Continue reading

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October 31, 2011
by Deron Lovaas
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Evidence Mounts That Car Usage Is Declining

Deron Lovaas, Federal Transportation Policy Director, Washington, D.C.
While prospects for legislation to curb energy use and reduce greenhouse gases look bleak, there is heartening news that citizens are taking steps to do both on thei… Continue reading

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October 20, 2011
by Roland Hwang
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Why does NADA say fuel efficiency is "hot" but more MPG is not?

Roland Hwang, Transportation Program Director, San Francisco
Today’s auto dealers have come a long way from their past, less than flattering image.  Unfortunately, National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA)… Continue reading

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May 26, 2011
by Max Baumhefner
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Get it Right "USA Today" – Americans Want Electric Cars

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco Two days ago, a Gallup poll was released with the following headline: “In U.S., High Gas Prices May Make Many Get Fuel-Efficient Cars.” Less than 48 hours later, a USA Today article on the … Continue reading

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May 12, 2011
by Max Baumhefner
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Thank You EIA, for Making it Clear: Driving on Electricity is the Safer Bet

Max Baumhefner, Sustainable Energy Fellow, San Francisco As big oil and its friends call for more drilling under the false pretense that we can drill our way to lower gasoline prices, it’s worth taking a moment to reflect on the importance of the… Continue reading

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March 2, 2011
by Colin Peppard
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U.S. Driving Rates Are Up… But For How Long?

    
Auto use in the U.S. plunged during the record high gas prices we saw a few years ago. But driving has been steadily creeping back up, and the Department of Transportation announced today that American’s drove about 3 trillion… Continue reading

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